Home Campaigns Pesla (Rochford) Road Project Defenders of the Black Hills is accepting donations for Pe' Sla, a sacred place up for sale.

Defenders of the Black Hills is accepting donations for Pe' Sla, a sacred place up for sale.

In order to help the efforts of all the Sioux Tribes to protect sacred Pe' Sla, Defenders is accepting donations to buy this sacred place.  The Treasurer has asked that donations be sent in the form of a check with Pe'Sla written in the memo line.  Checks may be made to Defenders of the Black Hills.  All donations will be given to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who is spearheading this effort.

As one of the purposes of Defenders is the protection of sacred sites, and as Defenders is a non-profit corporation, a receipt will be sent upon request for donations.  Thank you for your generosity.

 

Mission Statement

"Defenders of the Black Hills is a group of volunteers without racial or tribal boundaries whose mission is to preserve, protect, and restore the environment of the 1851 and 1868 Treaty Territories, Treaties made between the United States and the Great Sioux Nation."

 

 

Speaking about radioactive fallout, the late President John F. Kennedy said,

"Even then, the number of children and grandchildren with cancer in their bones, with leukemia in their blood, or with poison in their lungs might seem statistically small to some, in comparison with natural health hazards. But this is not a natural health hazard and it is not a statistical issue. The loss of even one human life, or the malformation of even one baby who may be born long after we are gone, should be of concern to us all. Our children and grandchildren are not merely statistics toward which we can be indifferent."

July 26, 1963 upon signing the ban on above ground nuclear tests